Hollywood movie stars Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder will serve as Grand Marshals for the upcoming NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Golden Corral 500 on March 19 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The trio are headlining the new comedy The Benchwarmers from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions and Revolution Studios. The Benchwarmers will be released nationwide by Columbia Pictures on April 7 and tells the story of three underdogs (Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder) who form a three-man baseball team to challenge a full squad of elementary school baseball bullies. Their success leads to a high-stakes, winner-take-all game with the best kids in the state where, if they win, they will become an inspiration for every kid who has ever been a benchwarmer.
Among their duties at the Golden Corral 500, the trio will give the command, "gentlemen, start your engines," to send 43 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series stars around the 1.54-mile quad-oval at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Spade, Schneider and Heder will also make an appearance at the driver's meeting Sunday morning, driver introductions on the frontstretch at AMS and take a garage tour prior to the green flag.
Schneider recently starred in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and before that in such films as Fifty First Dates, The Hot Chick, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and The Animal. He narrated the animated comedy Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights. Schneider was a regular on "Saturday Night Live" from 1990 to 1994.
Spade appeared on "Saturday Night Live" from 1990 - 1996 and now hosts Comedy Central's "The Showbiz Show with David Spade," which he executive produces, hosts and writes. His film credits include Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Joe Dirt, Black Sheep and Tommy Boy and he lent his voice to such film hits as Racing Stripes and The Emperor's New Groove. He also starred in the television series "Just Shoot Me" and is currently featured in "8 Simple Rules ... For Dating my Teenage Daughter."
Jon Heder was most recently seen in the hit comedy Napoleon Dynamite. His other credits include Just Like Heaven and the upcoming Monster House and School for Scoundrels.
To see the three big screen stars deliver the most famous words in auto racing, fans can purchase tickets to the Golden Corral 500 on March 19 by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX (877-926-7849), 770-946-4211 or by clicking here: Purchase Tickets